We had 17 register and 8 attend our first lunch meetup of the year at Fuzzy’s Tacos. It was fun and we had some great conversations! Note for next time that we need a “SQLOrlando” sign for the table, though we found each other without issue.
We had 44 RSVP and 19 attend our December meeting. Franklin Yamamoto presented on performance tuning (and sponsored the meeting on behalf of SQLGrease.com) and William Durkin did a remote presentation on DBATools.io. We changed it up from our usual pizza and had a full holiday meal of turkey and stuffing.
We’ve scheduled a second lunch for 2019, this one in Lake Mary on February 12. More details at https://www.meetup.com/SQLOrlando/events/256866726/.
We’re starting the new year with a informal lunch in downtown Orlando at Fuzzys Tacos. More details at https://www.meetup.com/SQLOrlando/events/256671739/.
Our final meetup of 2018 will be on December 5. The meeting will be a combination of a technical presentation (TBA!) and an informal holiday dinner. Details on Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/SQLOrlando/events/254916787/.
We had our second meetup of the year on September 20th. Dale Sullenberger delivered a great presentation on temporal tables. Quest was our sponsor (thanks for the food!) and Dale was also able to give a great demo of Spotlight as he currently uses it at work.
We tried a different format this time, a lot more conversation and only one technical topic instead of two. Feedback from attendees was that they preferred this format – more interaction. We’ll continue to experiment with formats going forward, but making time for relationship building remains a key goal of our meetups.
On May 23 we held our first meetup in downtown Orlando. Kendal Van Dyke from Microsoft and Tom Staab from Amazon gave presentations on SQL Server in the cloud. We had 59 register and 28 attend, pretty good for a new location. Sponsorship was provided by Quest Software and SNI Technology.
Our next downtown meetup is tentatively planned for early August. Join the meetup group to get news about all SQL events in the Orlando area.